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Sep 9, 2011 9:00pm EDT
important as anything else. >> the next telephone call is from raymond in michigan. hello, raymond. ramin, we are going to move on. let's take a call from chevy chase, md.. >> good evening. lincoln wasn't -- once referred to play as his ideal of a statement. i always believed the men had never met, however, recently i came across a web page to the purported to show a book and was described by clay to lincoln. could the panel comment on this? what is the thinking now? the clay and lincoln ever meet? -- did play and lincoln ever meet? >> we do not know, basically. there is one person who left a memoir that said that person had seen the two in lexington. mary todd lincoln, who was from lexington -- her family was very closely allied with the clay's. she came to kentucky several times. he certainly heard henry clay speak. whether they met is unknown. you have to think they tried to meet its nothing else. if lincoln had come to ashland, the two of them would sit in the parlor. they would go back and forth. but clinton never said he met clay. in think he would have said that had he met h
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